I’ve been working in and around Malmesbury for the last six years, though the town has been known to me for much longer – I’ve lived in Wiltshire for almost 20 years now.
When I was approached with the idea of launching A Local Life for the town and the surrounding areas, I took a long, hard look at what this magazine offers residents, businesses and charities in before saying yes.
I already knew that it had been successful in Bradford on Avon, so the magazine was clearly offering something of value in that community. I strongly believe it can offer something of equal value in this part of Wiltshire. Free magazines of this type become a resource for residents and for visitors, and for that reason you will begin to see it around the town in community and business spaces.
With each issue, the aim is to deliver news, lifestyle articles and events relevant to you. This is an area, and county, with beautiful countryside, picturesque places to visit, great food establishments and a vibrant and connected business community. I look forward to sharing what’s on offer.
As for me, I’ve been a journalist for more than 25 years, working in print and television. Initially I worked on a weekly newspaper in Somerset and then moved to the Swindon Advertiser where I worked for five years, ending up as business editor.
At home, I’m married with three children and a step-daughter so life is very busy indeed. I’m proud to be a working mum and proud to be bringing up my family in our beautiful county.
If you have any feature ideas for the magazine, don’t hesitate to get in touch – please drop me an email at email@example.com.